Welcome from Head of Upper School

Welcome to Santa Catalina School.

There is something special about Catalina girls. When our students graduate, they are confident, eloquent, and strong. They know what they are capable of. They know where they come from. And, perhaps most important, they know where they're headed. During their four years here, our students grow into self-assured, compassionate young women who have pushed past limits, taken risks, and challenged themselves academically and otherwise.

With our emphasis on academic excellence, responsibility, service, and spirituality, we guide our students to success. Our expert faculty and staff work closely with students to ensure they achieve their absolute best. And our leadership team guides the entire community, keeping the interests of students and teachers in mind at all times.

At Catalina, the all-girls environment creates an atmosphere of camaraderie and trust and forges a close-knit, friendly community. Combine that with the strength of our values, our emphasis on universal compassion, and our ideal location in one of the country's most beautiful coastal cities, and the result is a school that becomes a home away from home for all of our students.

We believe in the power of a values-based education. We know that our program pushes girls to become the people they are meant to be. Please read through these pages, and if you're interested in joining the Catalina family, we invite you to contact us to arrange a visit to campus. We can't wait to welcome you.


Kassandra Thompson Brenot '87, Ph.D.
Head of Santa Catalina Upper School